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Shorter Days, Longer Nights

Shorter Days, Longer Nights

We’re officially in the season where the daylight hours are shorter and the dark hours are longer…it seems like this time of year is harder to look forward to after a summer of long daytimes, but there is something about…

Resting in the Good Shepherd

Resting in the Good Shepherd

(based on Psalm 23) God, yes, God the creator, is my protector and provider. How could I ever be in need? As a good shepherd, God finds beautiful pastures for me to rest in and cool water to quench my…

Speak Life!

In the beginning, God spoke. “Let there be light.” God spoke and his words created something that had not existed before. Light appeared in the darkness of empty space (Genesis 1:1-3, NIV). And this universe, this planet, along with all…

God of Change

I’ve been thinking a lot about life and death lately. One of the differences between life and death is that, when something is alive, it grows, changes, and adapts. Things that don’t grow, change, and adapt are dead. Which makes…

Simple Gratitude

Being grateful for me is often not about the big things, but about finding gratitude in simple things. Air conditioning on a hot day Grapes to pick off our vines A rose budding out in delicate blooms Successfully completing a…

When Storms Come

Storms come. Winds blow and rains ruin plans. What you thought would be will not be. So when storms come, welcome them. Enjoy the cool and take the rest. What you thought would be may be later. Funerals happen. Loved…

Easter

There is something amazing about celebrating the day that our Lord Jesus rose from the grave. There is something special about joining together with brothers and sisters in Christ to rejoice that we serve a risen Savior. There is joy…

Gratitude for You

Father—my source and my provider, Thank you for the ways you pour your love into my life, the love I feel from sunshine on my face, the love I feel from the support of friends, the love I feel from…

Reflections on Psalm 16

Psalm 16* A prayer of David. 1 Protect me, God, for the only safety I know is found in the moments I seek You. This year I have become more aware of an underlying fear that drives a lot of my actions…

No Matter What

Not many of you know this about me, but I absolutely adore my kids. Well, maybe you did know that, but I don’t think you understand how much. Let me try to explain. ********* One of my kids got off…